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modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

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Carme Torca
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modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

Hi,

I have a system an in the messages appears:

"modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237"

What is it??
How could I resolv it??

Thanks!!
Carmen.
Users are not too bad ;-)
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor
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Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

The quick cheat is to just turn it off, by modifying '/etc/modules.conf', and adding the line:

alias char-major-237 off

As for what it is, that's a different question. According to the documentation, major numbers 231-239 are unassigned. I also can't find any direct reference to this major number in a local copy of the kernel source (a few builds old).
One long-haired git at your service...

Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237


Actually part of hprsm rpm package
(hp Lights-Out Drivers and Agents)
is the installation of file
/dev/crid:

crw-r--r-- 1 root root 237, 0 Sep 1 2000 /dev/crid

So the solution should be

alias char-major-237 cpqrid

The cpqrid is a binary only module (yes, there is the "pq" in the module name).
It is at
/opt/compaq/cpqrid/drivers/smp/cpqrid.o
But is not visible to modprobe
Probably you have to copy it in standard
location.
Another problem is that I have RH AS 3.0 U2
and this module is compiled for U1 and
fails to load also with -f switch.
In messages I get:

kernel: crid: Error Initializing (-95)

I will try to search new version on Hp site.
HIH
Gianluca
The Penguin is one step ahead...
Mark Kimball
Occasional Visitor

Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

I am having the same problem, only on RedHat 2.1 U4. When I try to manually load the module, it comes back saying that the module was compiled for an earlier kernel (in this case 2.4.9-e.24 where the U4 kernel is 2.4.9-e.40). Have you been able to find more current versions of this binary?

For now I have turned char-major-237 off in /etc/modules.conf which keeps the nagging down (good thing!).